Local news- Press Release
☷ Boulder City Nevada - Fire Department Steps Up to Support OPERATION FAST RESPONSE – UKRAINE 11 April 2022
Boulder City , state Nevada ( By Press Release office)
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- Boulder City Fire Department ( BCFD ) is proud to support firefighters in the Ukraine , sending surplus equipment to their firefighting brothers and sisters halfway around the world through
OPERATION FAST RESPONSE – UKRAINE
. The effort started to help Ukrainians affected by the war by sending clothing , toiletries , medical supplies , and personal care items . But as fire departments across the war - torn country were battling to fight fires and save lives following missiles attacks , they were quickly losing vital gear and equipment to continue their work .
In early March , Jason Read , former Chief of the Hopewell ( NJ ) Fire Department , reached out to fire service agencies across the country asking for donations of surplus gear and equipment .
On April 11 , BCFD answered the call . Through Boulder City Fire Chief Will Gray’s efforts , and with the support of City Manager Taylour Tedder , BCFD donated 21 Self - Contained Breathing Apparatus ( SCBA ) packs , 28 SCBA bottles , and 12 structural helmets . ( The SCBA items were recently replaced due to their age through a FEMA Grant . ) “It’s great to be able to put our old equipment to use in a way that can hopefully save lives during these difficult times . I want to thank our city leadership for support these efforts , ” Chief Gray said .
Henderson - based
stepped up to provide no - cost shipping to Linden , NJ . From there , the equipment with be shipped to Warsaw , Poland , where it will be distributed to fire agencies in Ukraine .
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